Audi introduced the Q1 to the world Dec. 2, and now they are planning on unveiling a new crossover at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2014.
This new crossover will be a capable crossover that, according to a Dec. 6 press release from Audi, will be able to handle any road or track thrown at it. With its high ground clearance and sporty design, it looks to be a vehicle that will perform well on rough terrain and be perfect for recreational use, as well as everyday driving.
The body of the car itself is 13.78 feet, giving the crossover quite the powerful appearance. Overhangs on the front and rear are short, allowing for a long wheelbase that is completed by large 19-inch wheels.
Aspects from the allroad design have also been implemented into this concept that help with its off-road character, including an aluminum underbody guard at the front and rear. Each of these pieces is used to emphasize the car’s width and help protect the car when off road.
More importantly, Audi’s new crossover has an “e-tron” badge located on its side. This verifies that the vehicle is using some of the e-tron design aspects, such as the ribs in the Singleframe grille and in the side air inlets. And, the badge also indicates that this car will feature electric power in some shape or form.
Stay tuned to Autofluence in January to learn more about Audi’s new electric crossover, and read the full press release below:
The new Audi show car – a compact sports car in a new look
- Crossover for all roads and tracks, for everyday driving and recreational use
- Pioneering design, with precise lines and taut surfaces
- Audi to present the two-door car at the NAIAS in Detroit
Sporty, compact and versatile: With these attributes, the new Audi show car is making its debut in January 2014 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door model with its high ground clearance is a crossover – a car for all roads and tracks, for everyday driving and sporty recreational use.
The show car is a systematic development of the Audi design language. It combines a host of visual elements from future sports car models with the Audi-typical allroad concept and independent “Shooting Brake” body form.
Measuring 4.20 meters (13.78 feet) in length, the Audi has a powerful road stance. Precise and clearly drawn lines as well as geometric surfaces are combined to create a sculptured, clear design form. It is almost as if the outer skin of the two-door car has been modeled from a solid piece, from the Singleframe grille and striking side tornado line to the taut, coupé-like rear. The overhangs are short; the roof line is low and it ends in a strong C pillar. The pronounced horizontal body line and the large 19-inch wheels emphasize the impression of concentrated energy.
The show car is a compelling blend of form and function. The characteristic allroad design features reduce the volume and underscore its offroad character. The aluminum underbody guard at front and rear emphasizes the width and protects the car off road.
Design elements that are typical of e-tron models, such as the ribs in the Singleframe grille and in the side air inlets, fit in harmoniously with the overall design concept. The dual headlights and the honeycomb-structured Singleframe grille indicate the further development of the quattro design language which Audi already presented with its Sport quattro concept show car in September of this year at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.